ANIMATION

The Inner Life of the Cell

In 2006, Harvard University teamed up with XVIVO to develop an animation that would take their cellular biology students on a journey through the microscopic world of a cell.

The Inner of the Cell follows a white blood cell’s movement along the endothelium and its response to an external stimulus — a process known as leukocyte extravasation. This widely-acclaimed piece is the first in a series of animations XVIVO has created for Harvard’s BioVisions.

The second installment, titled Powering the Cell: Mitochondria, follows the mechanism of ATP production along the inner mitochondrial membrane.
In 2013, we released Inner of the a Cell: Protein Packing, which illustrates the crowded molecular environment present in cells.

Narrated versions are available on the BioVisions website.

Project


The Inner Life of the Cell


Client


Harvard University

We were very pleased with the final product, the speed at which you team completed the rounds from story board to rough animation/final animation, and the flexibility to change parts of the animation when our client came in with additional changes at the last hour. Our client was also very happy with the final product. In addition, Mike and Roz were very buttoned up with the communication flow, and always available when we needed to discuss changes. It would be my pleasure to provide a recommendation if needed.

Dr. Chris. Tobias, OmniGuide Project, Dudnyk